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Rated 3.66 out of 5 stars
I was so happy when Cover Girl was recently certified as cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, and was eager to try one of their well-regarded mascaras.
My mascara has to be:
- priced < $10
- waterproof; able to hold up on my very oily skin
- able to hold a curl
- dark brown
I'd been happily using Pacifica Aqua Force for years, but when Cover Girl went cruelty-free I decided to give one of their mascaras a try, especially since Cover Girl products are more widely available than Pacifica's.
Clump Crusher is good, but not thrilling. It does lengthen and define well, but it doesn't impart much volume, and, rather ironically given the product's name, it seems to make my lashes stick together a bit. Worst of all [for me], it doesn't seem to hold a curl especially well. On the plus side: It comes in black-brown, which isn't true of many mascaras, and it looks "clean," not heavy, on the lashes. It also stays on well, on my *very* oily skin.
In all, Clump Crusher is a good everyday mascara; I'll use it for the standard three months, then I'll have to choose between this mascara and Aqua Force.
Ulta mistitled this mascara. Covergirl does NOT have a WATERPROOF version of Clump Crusher. This one is WATER-RESISTANT. Waterproof and water-resistant mean two different things. Waterproof mascaras hold a curl, expecially for stubborn, stick-straight Asian lashes. Water-resistant does not. I really don't see a point in water-resistant mascaras because they still smudge like a normal one. I wish Covergirl would make a WATERPROOF version of this mascara because it's actually pretty good. It defines and separate lashes nicely, and it gives decent length and volume. However, because it is NOT waterproof, it makes my lashes go straight back down when I apply it. Do not buy this if you have stubborn, straight, hard to curl lashes. It won't hold a curl at all. I just use this mascara on my bottom lashes.
Karen from Dallas Tx
Hard to get out of the tube. Not any mascara on brush!
Deb from Elk Grove
Will be returning this? One of the worst mascaras I've purchased
DeeRC from CT
I used to purchase the waterproof version religiously. It really did the job, no clumps, lasted etc. One day I purchased and realized it was water resistant. I didn't think much of it until I actually put it to use. It leaves me racoon eyes after 6 hours. If I sweat just a bit there it goes, smudging. I don't know why the formula was changed but this mascara used to be a gem. Now it's meh. Bring waterproof back, please!!!!!!!!
Kris from CA
This mascara sucks. I have the regular (non waterproof) formula in black/brown and it smudged less than this one that claims to be waterproof. If you have oily lids, stay away from this one.
sayjahxx from IL, USA
I had high hopes for this, but it takes me so long to do my mascara with this product. I always use waterproof mascara and this is the first one I've tried that immediately drops my lashes after applying. On the plus side, I do really like it for my lower lashes as it doesn't flake or smudge, and doesn't clump.
Mel from Indiana, USA
My all time favorite. Any time I try new mascaras, they just don't compare. I get fantastic lift, separation, and length for my lashes. I prefer length over volume, so that's what I look for. Just a classic and always at a great price. Sometimes the OG's just can't be beaten.
Andie10 from Hobe Sound, FL
I keep trying some of the newer mascaras and more expensive...keep going back to this one! Long lasting, no clumps I have had people ask what mascara I wear..I do wear contact lens..and I am almost 60...it's the best!
Karenmary from MN
clumps, too much gets on the brush. Wouldn't buy it again.
Rain from Washington
I use this everyday, I love the way it looks. The applicator is great, it goes on smooth and even, no clumping even with multiple coats. But it is in no way waterproof or even resistant. It comes off super easy even just slightly rubbing your eye, I can fully remove it with just water at the end of the day.
mar25 from Utah
two complains about this mascara. One, it is not waterproof and two, it makes your lashes fall after curling them.
Mart21 from Lake Ozark, MO
I bought this before going to a pool because I realized I didn't have waterproof mascara. This was the only mascara on my eyelashes at the time and it started rubbing off after getting my face wet once. After an hour, there was absolutely no mascara on my eyelashes anymore, but I had black smudges all around my eyes that wouldn't rub off. Would not recommend if you are looking for a real waterproof mascara.
Echo12 from undisclosed
The tube says waterproof but the description says water resistant. I haven't been able to find an actual waterproof version in the store. Does it exist?
ValerieMilne from Coldspring, Texas
I bought this product and living in Texas I need water resistant. I had a funeral and I was crying and this product ran down my face, as bad as the day was I then had to go to the restroom to clean up my face. NOW i only use cover girl makeup but to me this product was to total no go me.
GrammyRox from Plainfield, IL
Thought it would be waterproof as ad says. Package says water resistant. Will exchange for waterproof when stores open. Otherwise, if you don't need waterproof, it's a good mascara.
KV from Sag Harbor NY
This is not waterproof, it is "water resistant" and goes on very wet so it takes the curl right out of your lashes. Wish I could return, won't work for me, as I have long straight lashes.
Emma R. from Washington
This is one of my favorite mascaras, it adds volume to your lashes without them being clumpy or sticking together. I have never bought it online before, and when I went to open it, the brush had been broken off of the wand and was stuck in the bottle!
Marina from San Diego, CA
This is great for broke ladies. Personally, I don't have a lot of dough, and this is great for not breaking the bank. It does the job well and efficiently! And it does not clump WHICH IS GREAT because I hate clumped up eyelashes.
CarlaNor64 from Dallas TX
This is a good, inexpensive everyday mascara, though it?s nothing spectacular.
? Reasonably priced
? Available in black brown
? Easy to get
? Lengthens a bit
? Imparts a very ?clean? look, with NO clumping
? Gives very little volume
? Smudges a bit under duress
? Doesn?t hold up quite as well
to my very oily skin as my favorite ?tubing? mascara
This is a good, inexpensive everyday mascara, though it's nothing spectacular.
• Reasonably priced
• Available in black brown
• Easy to get
• Lengthens a bit
• Imparts a very "clean" look, with NO clumping
• Gives very little volume
• Smudges a bit under duress
• Doesn't hold up quite as well
to my very oily skin as my favorite "tubing" mascara
Katie333 from LA
I just bought this because my go to was out of the stock. I have stick straight lashes that don't hold curl at all and ive been using the Peacock one almost 4 years or so. I bought this waterproof as well and I curled my lashes as usual and then applied this... after just one second, it obviously going back to straight down... so I just ordered 5 of peacock mascaras online for in case lol
K from USA
This will come off if you even rub your eyes and it definitely doesn't last if you cry.
Peaches n' cream from USA
This Mascara is better than high end ones I've tried!! Stays on all day and doesn't flake off! It separates the lashes and is perfect for bottom lashes as well as top!!
Erin K. from New York
This has been my go to mascara for every day use for a few years now. It is the best drugstore mascara I've found, very affordable. It doesn't clump, ever! It really lengthens and separates lashes. It goes on very nicely. I also always use it as a base before I apply a higher end mascara for more drama/volume. I find this works better than applying a "clumpier" mascara straight to bare lashes.
Amelia from Wisconsin
This really doesn't clump and it saparates your lashes. You can get each lash defined, and that's coming from someone whose top and bottom literally stick together at both corners of their eyes. It's amazing.
The only downfall is that it dries out very quickly, so you'll have to repurchase every 3-5 months or try to extend it's longevity with eye drops.
michelleu1 from Georgia
Please please please start making a waterproof version! I absolutely love how this makes my lashes look, but if I cry, it runs. And if I get sweaty (I frequently have to go outside for work, in Georgia heat), it starts to transfer under my eyes, so I start looking like a panda! If it was waterproof, it would go from 3 to 5 stars!